110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
Arrive at 5, recreation chief says
posted Apr 4, 2012 - 11:15:31am
The DeLand City Commission entertained a long-eared special guest at its meeting Monday evening, April 2.
The guest, identified only as the Easter Bunny, attended the meeting to assist DeLand Parks and Recreation Director Rick Hall in announcing the City of DeLand Easter Egg Hunt, scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at Bill Dreggors Park, 230 N. Stone St.
Mr. (or Ms.?) Bunny hopped about the meeting chamber, and posed for photos with the five city commissioners.
At DeLand's egg-hunt event, four separate hunts will be conducted for four age groups, and start times will be strictly enforced, Hall said.
Those who want to take part are advised to arrive at 5 p.m. to begin the registration process. There is no admission charge.
The hunts are scheduled as follows: 5:30 p.m. for children ages 9-12; 5:45 p.m. for children age 3 and younger; 6 p.m. for children ages 4 and 5; and 6:15 p.m. for children ages 6-8.
All children participating will receive free hot dogs, and everyone will be invited to have his or her picture taken with the Easter Bunny.
"We have lots and lots of eggs with special prizes," Hall told the City Commission.
Sponsors of the event include Lifetime Cabinet & Interiors, Superior Stone Design, Duane's Sunshine Cleaning, Walmart, DeLand Elks Lodge No. 1463, and the City of DeLand.
For more information about DeLand's egg hunt, call 386-740-5800.
The Beacon has also received news of these local egg hunts:
• EGGsperience 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 7, at Plymouth Avenue Christian Church, 1101 E. Plymouth Ave., DeLand.
Egg hunts by age group will start at 10 a.m.; there will also be music, inflatables and craft booths. The event is free. Call 386-734-9141.
• First Presbyterian Church of DeLand's Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 7, in the fellowship hall at the church, 724 N. Woodland Blvd.
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